Alcatel-Lucent to boost speed and quality of broadband business services for NTT Communications in Japan

 Alcatel-Lucent to boost speed and quality of broadband business services for
                         NTT Communications in Japan

Single, high-performance IP network will wide array of services, simplify
network operations and reduce operational costs, while dramatically lowering
power consumption

PR Newswire

TOKYO and PARIS, March 21, 2013

TOKYO and PARIS, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris
and NYSE: ALU) has announced thatJapan's NTT Communications Corporation (NTT
Com) has chosen its advanced Edge Router systems to dramatically boost speed,
performance and cost-efficiency within in its VPN enterprise services.

NTT Com will introduce Alcatel-Lucent's Multi-service Edge Router, the 7750
Service Router (7750 SR) as part of business services available in Japan and
worldwide. Previously such services were supported by independent networks,
but the move to a single, converged IP infrastructure provided by
Alcatel-Lucent will simplify and streamline network management, cut the cost
of network operations and help lower NTT Com's operational expenditure through
a measurable decrease in energy consumption.

Alcatel-Lucent's 7750 Service Router is designed to offer high performance and
availability to differentiate it from the competition. The 7750SR supports
platform capacities ranging from 40Gb/s to 2Tb/s, and has a processing
structure adapted to the carrier's service, quality-of-service provision, and
a wide range of protocols and interfaces such as Ethernet and multi-service.

Quotes:
Hiroshi Sono, Director of Technology, Network Services division of NTT Com
said: "In 2010 we deployed Alcatel-Lucent's service routers in the network
that serves our international business customers, so the transformation of our
network in Japan is a natural progression in this successful collaboration.
Alcatel-Lucent's dedication to continuously enhancing their platforms with the
very latest capabilities gives us the confidence that this new network will be
able to address the fast-evolving expectations of our customers far into the
future."

Martin Jordy, President and Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent Japan said:
"Alcatel-Lucent has tremendous focus on building the most advanced
capabilities into our service routers. Innovations such as our FP3 400G
processor and advanced Application Assurance features enable our customers to
address growing demand for sophisticated data services from businesses and
consumers. This commitment to continuous innovation has allowed us to build an
increasingly close relationship with NTT, and to expand our overall position
in the extremely competitive Japanese market".

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments
around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of
networking and communications technology, products and services. The company
is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers,
responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and
communications industry.

Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international
institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second
year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100
Global Innovators, recognition for the company's continued addition to its
world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry.
Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance. In
2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making
communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we
pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with
global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and
is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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